Full Text: Diaoyu Dao, an Inherent Territory of China
BEIJING, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that ownership of the territory should be solved on the historical and legal basis.
Qin made the comments early Thursday morning on the speech of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the UN General Assembly.
Qin said that some individual country has ignored the historical facts and international laws, openly violated territorial sovereignty of other countries, and openly denied the result of the world anti-fascist war.
"The country seriously challenges the post-war international order, but tries to take the rules of international law as a cover. This is self-deceiving. The country concerned must face up to history and earnestly abide by international legal principles, and cease all actions that infringe the territorial integrity and sovereignty of other countries," said Qin.
White paper: Japan's claim of sovereignty over Diaoyu Dao has no legal effect
BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese white paper unveils Japan's covert moves to seize Diaoyu Dao from China around the Sino-Japanese War in July 1894, noting that Japan's secretive moves to grab the islands during the time does not have legal effect under international law.
"Japan's official documents show that from the time of the facts-finding missions to Diaoyu Dao in 1885 to the occupation of the islands in 1895, Japan had consistently acted in secrecy without making its moves public. This further proves that Japan's claim of sovereignty over Diaoyu Dao does not have legal effect under international law", says a white paper titled "Diaoyu Dao, an Inherent Territory of China". Full story
White paper makes watertight case for China's Diaoyu claim: scholars worldwide
BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government's white paper on the Diaoyu Islands has presented ample historical facts to support China's sovereignty claim over the territory, scholars worldwide agree.
The white paper, widely reported by leading newspapers across the world, was issued "at the right time and sent several important messages to the international community regarding the current crisis surrounding the islands," Peter J. Li, associate professor of East Asia Politics at University of Houston, told Xinhua. Full story
Commentary: Be vigilant against resurgence of militarism in Japan
BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Japan's main opposition party elected former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as its new leader on Wednesday, offering him another chance at the premiership.
The victory of Abe, a traditional security hawk, might have far-reaching implications on the increasingly tense relations between his country and its neighbors. Full story
FM reiterates China's solemn position on Diaoyu Islands in meeting with Japanese counterpart
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Tuesday met here with his Japanese counterpart, Koichiro Gemba, and reiterated China's position on the Diaoyu Islands, which have been Chinese territory since ancient times.
During a meeting requested by Gemba, Yang pointed out that regardless of China's stern representations and strong opposition, the Japanese side insisted on implementing the so-called "nationalization" of China's Diaoyu Island and its affiliated islands. Full story